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Mercury 9

by NASA

Topics NASA, Mercury 9


The Mercury 9 mission. The audio files are named as per their original historical audio reel number at the NASA historical audio vault. Information listed below is the sum-total of data on these reels.

INFORMATION ON THE AUDIO FILES:
883: 5/15/1963, Gordon Coopers Prayer 14th Pass Muchea Station

MISSION INFORMATION:
MA-9
Faith 7
Pad LC-14 ()
Atlas (9)

Crew:
L. Gordon Cooper
Payload:
Spacecraft No. 20, Launch Vehicle 130-D

Mission Objective:
Manned 1-day mission in orbit

Launch:
May 15, 1963

Orbit:
Altitude: 165.9 by 100.3 statute miles
Inclination: xxx degrees
Orbits: 22.5
Period: 88min 45sec
Duration: 1 Day, 10 hours, 19 min, 49 seconds
Distance: 546,167 statute miles
Velocity: 17,547 mph
Max Q: 974
Max G: 7.6

Landing:
Mission Highlights:
Mission successful. Total time weightless 34hours 3min 30 sec

Digitized, cataloged and archived by the Houston Audio Control Room, at the NASA Johnson Space Center.


Run time 5 minutes 13 seconds
Producer NASA
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: kyle king - - November 8, 2012
Subject: Shorty Powers
I do have in my personal collection the news coverage of this flight. There is alot of PAO updates and replays of the ATG. I hope this not all there is.
Reviewer: Colin Anderton - - May 21, 2012
Subject: Live Mercury Announcements
Does anyone know where the tapes of Colonel John Powers' live announcements are (presuming they still exist)?

Interesting as these Mercury recordings are, nothing quite matches hearing the missions as they were broadcast live at the time of the flights.

And is this one recording all that exists of Gordon Cooper's MA-9 flight? Surely not!?

Colin.
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